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The Promise: A Tragic Accident, a Paralyzed Bride, and the Power of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship
     

The Promise: A Tragic Accident, a Paralyzed Bride, and the Power of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship

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by Rachelle Friedman
 

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Just weeks before her wedding, four of Rachelle Friedman's friends threw her a bachelorette party. At the end of a perfect evening of dancing and celebration, they decided to take a moonlight swim. One of her friends playfully pushed her into the water . . . two feet too far from the deep end. That chilling moment changed their lives forever. Rachelle broke her

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Just weeks before her wedding, four of Rachelle Friedman's friends threw her a bachelorette party. At the end of a perfect evening of dancing and celebration, they decided to take a moonlight swim. One of her friends playfully pushed her into the water . . . two feet too far from the deep end. That chilling moment changed their lives forever. Rachelle broke her neck and was paralyzed from the chest down. She would never walk again.

The Promise is a powerful memoir of resilience, love, and loyalty. On the night of the accident, the five girls made an unspoken agreement to never reveal the name of the friend who had pushed Rachelle into the pool—and their bond has remained unbroken. As Rachelle undergoes a physical battle for her life, her friend struggles emotionally to prevent one moment in time from defining her forever. It's the story of true integrity; it's also about finding the incredible strength inside each of us we never knew we had.

Also a love story, The Promise chronicles Rachelle and Chris's relationship, their struggle with her paralysis and rehab, the physical challenges of intimacy, and ultimately, their fairy-tale wedding.

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"Rachelle's story is not just one of overcoming the most difficult of circumstances . . . it is a story of friendship, loyalty, triumph, and, most of all, a love story. It will move you, remind you of what is truly important in life and inspire you. You will admire Rachelle's strength, celebrate the love she shares with her husband, Chris, and you won't be able to put this book down." —Dr. Jenn Berman, host of VH1 Couples Therapy and The Dr. Jenn Show on Oprah Radio, and the author of SuperBaby
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Rachelle’s story is not just one of overcoming the most difficult of circumstances . . . it is a story of friendship, loyalty, triumph, and, most of all, a love story. It will move you, remind you of what is truly important in life and inspire you. You will admire Rachelle’s strength, celebrate the love she shares with her husband, Chris, and you won’t be able to put this book down.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762792948
Publisher:
Skirt!
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Rachelle Friedman, once a program assistant at a senior's activity center, is now an advocate for those with spinal injuries. Rachelle has appeared on The Today Show and HLN, and she has been written about in numerous worldwide publications. She and her husband live in Knightdale, North Carolina with their two dogs.

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The Promise: A Tragic Accident, a Paralyzed Bride, and the Power of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I thought I was reading a chicken book but it became so compelling I couldn't put it down. My career was working with people with disabilities and so much of the discrimination (subtle and otherwise) Rachelle endured is far too common for people who are differently abled. Kudos to Rachelle for her strength and determination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was impressed with her amazing attitude.
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Rachelle is a remarkable woman. Great read and heartwarming story.